4 Mar 2017 - 31 Dec 2019
"He had arrived. It was so bitterly cold that he thought he'd never be warm again. They ask him why he left his country - for dates, times, reasons... but it's buried. They say he's telling lies but that's not what he is doing."
Elegy is a poetic love letter to the victims of homophobic murders that regularly take place in liberated Iraq. Told from the perspective of one who got away, his is a moving and extraordinary story of love, loss and exile; a journey through a no-man's-land of empty train stations, border crossings and bomb-blasted towns.
“This is a finely polished, extremely accomplished and deeply moving piece of theatre;
it deserves to tour widely.” ★★★★ Arts Hub
“A disconcertingly powerful work brings its audience so close that it's impossible to
keep the story at a safe or forgettable distance. “ ★★★★ The Age
"Rarely is a vision so perfectly realised by all creatives - and the result is something very special. If you only see one offering this Midsumma, make it Elegy... it is superb theatre and important storytelling." Stage Whispers